It’s been two weeks since I’ve seen Dorothy- she still calls, not every night- but most nights and the song she sings are still the same. Today I sat down and wrote a card to her, went to the store to get her some essentials- toothpaste, powder, cream, mascara and York peppermint patties. YUM! What else does one need in confinement? (-:
One night after talking for about 20 minutes- she hung up and called me back within a few minutes. She wanted to tell me about the sign on the front door. She told me it said, no visitors in and no residence out. She said it was something about a virus – she said she would call me back when it was safe to come and visit.
Good and bad things about dementia. Mom doesn’t remember from minute to minute. So, this pandemic that is destroying our world does not weigh heavy on her mind. For this, I am thankful- to me this is a good thing.
She has already put her essentials away and she has probably read my note several times. I chose to write it by answering the questions that she would ask me about. Hopefully the words that she reads will calm her spirit every time she reads it.
If you know someone that you haven’t been able to go and see due to this lockdown- try the old fashion way of communication- write them a note. This way they can put it on the table and it will bring a smile to their face every time they see it.
Love and Light!